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Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceLeaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling.The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump's ability to lift any sanctions against Russia.He has previously said he needs diplomatic leeway with the Kremlin.Mr Trump's time in office has been dogged by claims that Russia tried to influence last year's US election.Moscow denies any wrongdoing but several US investigations are looking into whether anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials.Correspondents say the bipartisan agreement indicates determination in Congress to maintain a firm line against Russia, whatever Mr Trump's view. Russia: The 'cloud' over the Tr...
FBI's liaison to Congress cited for misconduct

FBI's liaison to Congress cited for misconduct

Technology
The former top federal prosecutor in Nevada has been cited for misconduct in an 8-year-old sex discrimination case. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined earlier this year that a former female prosecutor was subjected to sex discrimination and retaliation while Greg Brower was in charge of the U.S. attorney's office in Nevada from January 2008 to October 2009, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported ( http://bit.ly/2tgYgdn ) Thursday. Brower is currently the FBI's top liaison with Congress during its investigation in Russian election meddling. He was also a former Nevada legislator. The eight-page decision by the commission issued May 19 was obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It supports an administrative judge's opinion that Brower acted hostile toward the pros...